Last June, the Eli Young Band released Fingerprints, their sixth full-length studio album, to raving reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic said, “By stripping away some of the gloss, it’s easier to hear how the Eli Young Band have both melodic muscle and musical variety.” The single, “Saltwater Gospel” hit number 43 on the US charts!
Listen to “Saltwater Gospel”
The Eli Young Band came together in 2000 when Mike Eli met guitarist James Young. Joined by bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson, The Eli Young Band set out to be a unique gem among other country music bands. They play all their own instruments on their albums, as well as write their own songs. Their three No. 1 singles - “Crazy Girl,” “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night” - propelled the Eli Young Band from grassroots DIY country to mainstream appeal.
Listen to “Crazy Girl”
With Fingerprints, the Eli Young Band set out to create a more intimate album. “So many of the songs we were writing and connecting with felt personal,” said Eli. “So many songs came from a place of passion and something I just really wanted to say.”
The Eli Young Band is lauded for their engaging and fun live shows and we look forward to them bringing that energy to the casino come July! Get your tickets now.